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Thomas Merritt's Biography
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Thomas 'Tommy' C. Merritt
Wife: Janet; 3 Children: Missy, Meredith, Thomas
Attended, Kilgore College
BBA, Texas Christian University, 1970
Candidate, Texas State Commissioner of Agriculture, 2014
Candidate, Texas House of Representatives, District 7, 2012
Candidate, Texas House of Representatives, District 7, 2010
Chairman/Director, Gregg County Appraisal Board, 1986-1993
Member, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, 1996-present
Former Member, House Committee on Border Affairs and International Relations
Former Member, House Committee on Defense and State-Federal Relations
Former Member, House Committee on Energy Resources
Chairman, House Committee on Public Safety
Former Member, House Committee on State Affairs
Former Member, House Committee on State Recreational Resources
Member, Local and Consent Calendars Committee
Member, Redistricting Committee
Member, Transportation Committee
Member, Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Energy Advisory Team, 2000
Member, Sabine River Authority, 1990-1995
Founder, Gregg Industrial Insulators, 1976-present
Postal Inspector, United States Postal Service, 1971-1974
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, First Baptist Church
Member, Junior Achievement of East Texas
Member, Rail Working Group, National Conference of State Legislators
Member, Turn Around Kilgore
Member, Turn Around Longview
Member, Council for a Secure America, 1984
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